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Pierluigi Martini
Pierluigi Martini (born 23 April 1961) is an Italy, Italian former racing driver. He won the 1999 24 hours of Le Mans and participated in 124 Formula One Grands Prix (with 119 starts) between 1984 and 1995. Early life Martini's uncle, Giancarlo Martini, raced during the 1970s, including some non-championship races in a Scuderia Ferrari, Ferrari Ferrari 312T, 312T entered by Scuderia Everest, a team owned by Giancarlo Minardi. Pierluigi's younger brother, Oliver Martini, Oliver, is also a racing driver. Formula One Martini participated in 124 Formula One Grands Prix, debuting on 9 September 1984, driving for Toleman in place of suspended Ayrton Senna at the 1984 Italian Grand Prix. He scored a total of 18 championship points and was synonymous with the Minardi team (run by the same Giancarlo Minardi who had previously owned Scuderia Everest). Indeed, aside from a single outing with Toleman and a one-season dalliance with Scuderia Italia in 1992 Formula One World Championship, ...
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Lugo, Emilia-Romagna
Lugo ( rgn, Lùgh) is a town and ''comune'' in the northern Italy, Italian region of Emilia-Romagna, in the province of Ravenna. History A settlement in where is now the city is mentioned for the first time in 782 AD, but the names Lucus appears only in 1071. In 1161 it was a fief of the Counts of Cunio, but in 1202 it returned to the Papal States. It was later a possession of the Da Polenta family, da Polenta, Pepoli, Visconti of Milan, Visconti and House of Este, Este; the latter maintained it until 1597, when the city was again annexed to the Papal States. In 1424 the Castle of Zagonara (now destroyed) was the seat of the homonymous Battle of Zagonara, battle, in which a Milanese army defeated the Florentines. When in 1797 the French revolutionary forces invaded northern Italy, Barnaba Chiaramonti (later pope as Pius VII), then still Diocese of Imola, Bishop of Imola, addressed his flock to refrain from useless resistance to the overwhelming and threatening forces of the enemy ...
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Pierluigi Martini 1994 Minardi
Pierluigi is an Italian language, Italian masculine given name meaning "Peter Louis". It is often an abbreviation of "Piero Luigi". Famous people with this given name include: *Pierluigi Balducci, Italian musician *Pierluigi Benedettini, Sammarinese footballer *Pierluigi Cappello (1967-2017), Italian poet *Pierluigi Cappelluzzo, Italian footballer *Pierluigi Carafa (1677-1755), Italian cardinal *Pierluigi Casiraghi, Italian footballer *Pierluigi Cera, Italian footballer *Pierluigi Collina, Italian football referee *Pierluigi Conforti, Italian road racer *Pierluigi Frattali, Italian footballer *Pierluigi Gollini, Italian footballer *Pierluigi Martini, Italian racing driver *Pierluigi Marzorati, Italian basketball player *Pierluigi Oliverio, American politician *Pierluigi Pairetto, Italian football referee *Pierluigi Praturlon (1924-1999), Italian photographer *Pierluigi Samaritani, Italian opera designer *Pierluigi Zappacosta, Italian businessman See also

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1991 Monaco Grand Prix
The 1991 Monaco Grand Prix was a Formula One motor race held at Circuit de Monaco, Monaco on 12 May 1991. Qualifying Pre-qualifying report The pre-qualifying session on Thursday morning ended up being somewhat straightforward for Dallara and Jordan Grand Prix, Jordan. JJ Lehto was fastest for Dallara, with Emanuele Pirro in third, with Jordan's Andrea de Cesaris and Bertrand Gachot second and fourth. Gachot was over a second faster than the fifth-placed car, the Modena (racing team), Modena Lambo of Nicola Larini. The other Lambo of Eric van de Poele was sixth, with Pedro Chaves seventh in the Scuderia Coloni, Coloni on his first experience of the Monaco circuit. Olivier Grouillard propped up the time sheets for Fondmetal as he continued to gain experience in the new Fomet-1, Fomet car. Pre-qualifying classification Qualifying report Ayrton Senna shocked no-one by taking pole position, but second place was a surprise with Stefano Modena taking full advantage of the superio ...
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Racing Flags
Racing flags are traditionally used in auto racing Auto racing (also known as car racing, motor racing, or automobile racing) is a involving the of for competition. Auto racing has existed since the invention of the automobile. Races of various sorts were organised, with the first record ... and similar motorsports to indicate track condition and to communicate important messages to drivers. Typically, the starter, sometimes the grand marshal Grand marshal is a ceremonial A ceremony (, ) is a unified ritual A ritual is a sequence of activities involving gestures, words, actions, or objects, performed in a sequestered place and according to a set sequence. Rituals may be prescrib ... of a race, waves the flags atop a flag stand near the start/finish line. Track marshals are also stationed at observation posts along the race track Race, RACE or "The Race" may refer to: * Race (biology), an informal taxonomic classification within a species, generally within ...
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Christian Fittipaldi
Christian Fittipaldi (born January 18, 1971) is a Brazilian former racing driver who has competed in various forms of motorsport including Formula One, Champ Car, and NASCAR. Named after the less known Brazilian driver Christian Heins (killed at the 1963 24 Hours of Le Mans), he was a highly rated young racing driver in the early-1990s, and participated in 43 Formula One Grands Prix for Minardi and Footwork Arrows, Footwork between 1992 Formula One season, 1992 and 1994 Formula One season, 1994. Fittipaldi was fifth in the Championship Auto Racing Teams, CART series in both 1996 and 2002, earning two wins and a second place in the 1995 Indianapolis 500. He has also had success racing sports prototypes, winning the 24 Hours of Daytona of 2004 24 Hours of Daytona, 2004, 2014 24 Hours of Daytona, 2014 and 2018 24 Hours of Daytona, 2018, the 12 Hours of Sebring of 2015, the 6 Hours of Watkins Glen of 2013, 2016 and 2017, and has captured two IMSA SportsCar Championships with Action E ...
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Fabrizio Barbazza
Fabrizio Barbazza (born 2 April 1963) is an Italy, Italian former Formula One driver who raced for the Automobiles Gonfaronnaises Sportives, AGS and Minardi teams and was the 1987 Indianapolis 500, 1987 Indianapolis 500 Rookie of the Year. Career Early career Barbazza was born in Monza, Lombardy. After a career in motorcross in his teens, he began racing Formula Monza in 1982. The following year, he moved into Italian Formula Three Championship and, in 1984, finished sixth in the series. In 1985, he won four races and finished third in the championship. He then went to the United States and entered the American Racing Series, where he won four races and the title in his first attempt. CART, F3000, and Formula One After his success in ARS, Barbazza entered Champ Car, CART in 1987 and finished third in the 1987 Indianapolis 500, becoming CART's Champ Car#Rookies of the Year, Rookie of the Year. Despite his success he could not find a ride in CART for 1988 and only made two start ...
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1993 Formula One World Championship
The 1993 FIA Formula One World Championship was the 47th season of Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile, FIA Formula One motor racing. It featured the 1993 Formula One World Championship for Drivers and the 1993 Formula One World Championship for Constructors, which were contested concurrently over a sixteen-race series that commenced on 14 March and ended on 7 November. Alain Prost won his fourth and final Drivers' Championship, and Williams Grand Prix Engineering, Williams-Renault in Formula One, Renault won their second consecutive Constructors' Championship, the sixth in all for Williams. The 1993 season saw the return of the European Grand Prix to the calendar after eight years; the race, held at Donington Park, replaced the Pacific Grand Prix at the Autopolis circuit in Japan after a deal to hold a race there fell through. The Mexican Grand Prix left the calendar for the second time after seven years, due to safety concerns surrounding the very bumpy surface of t ...
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1991 Portuguese Grand Prix
The 1991 Portuguese Grand Prix was a Formula One Formula One (also known as Formula 1 or F1) is the highest class of international racing for single-seater An open-wheel car (formula car, or often single-seater car in British English) is a car with the wheels outside the car's main body ... motor race held at the Autódromo do Estoril The Circuito do Estoril or Autódromo do Estoril (Estoril Circuit), officially known as Autódromo Fernanda Pires da Silva, is a motorsport race track on the Portuguese Riviera, outside of Lisbon, owned by state-run holding management company Parp ... on 22 September 1991. It was the thirteenth race of the 1991 FIA Formula One World Championship The 1991 FIA Formula One World Championship was the 45th season of Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile, FIA Formula One motor racing and the 42nd season of the Formula One World Championship. It featured the 1991 Formula One World Champ .... The 71-lap race was won from pole position ...
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1991 San Marino Grand Prix
The 1991 San Marino Grand Prix was a Formula One motor race held at Autodromo Enzo e Dino Ferrari, Imola on 28 April 1991. The 61-lap race was the third race of the 1991 Formula One season and was won from pole position by Ayrton Senna, driving a McLaren MP4/6, McLaren-Honda in Formula One, Honda, with team-mate Gerhard Berger second and JJ Lehto third in a Dallara F191, Dallara-Judd (engine), Judd. Pre-race With the team under new management having been sold by Cyril Bourlon de Rouvre, Cyril De Rouvre, Stefan Johansson was replaced at Automobiles Gonfaronnaises Sportives, AGS by Formula One debutant Fabrizio Barbazza. Qualifying Pre-qualifying report In the pre-qualifying session on Friday morning, Andrea de Cesaris was fastest in the Jordan Grand Prix, Jordan, just under four tenths of a second faster than JJ Lehto's Dallara in second. De Cesaris' team-mate Bertrand Gachot was third, just a few hundredths behind Lehto. The fourth pre-qualifier was Eric van de Poele in the Modena ...
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1989 Portuguese Grand Prix
The 1989 Portuguese Grand Prix (formally the XXIII Grande Prémio de Portugal) was a Formula One motor race held at the Autódromo do Estoril in Estoril, Portugal on 24 September 1989. It was the thirteenth race of the 1989 Formula One World Championship. The 71-lap race was won by Gerhard Berger, driving a Ferrari 640, Ferrari, with Alain Prost second in a McLaren MP4/5, McLaren-Honda in Formula One, Honda and Stefan Johansson third in an Onyx Grand Prix, Onyx-Ford Motor Company, Ford. Prost's teammate and Drivers' Championship rival, Ayrton Senna, retired following a collision with the Ferrari of Nigel Mansell, who had been black-flagged for reversing in the pit lane. As a result, Prost moved 24 points clear of Senna in the championship with three races remaining. As well as Johansson taking Onyx's only podium finish, the race also saw Pierluigi Martini lead for one lap – the first and only time the Minardi team led a Formula One race – and ten drivers from ten different team ...
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1990 United States Grand Prix
The 1990 United States Grand Prix was the opening motor race of the 1990 Formula One World Championship The 1990 FIA Formula One World Championship was the 44th season of motor racing. It featured the 1990 Formula One World Championship for Drivers and the 1990 Formula One World Championship for Constructors, which were contested concurrently ... held on March 11, 1990, in Phoenix, Arizona Phoenix ( ; nv, Hoozdo; es, Fénix or ) is the List of capitals in the United States, capital and List of cities and towns in Arizona#List of cities and towns, most populous city in the American state of Arizona, with 1,608,139 residents as o .... It was the 32nd United States Grand Prix The United States Grand Prix is a motor racing event that has been held on and off since 1908, when it was known as the American Grand Prize. The Grand Prix later became part of the Formula One Formula One (also known as Formula 1 or F1 ... since the ''American Grand Prize'' was first ...
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1988 Detroit Grand Prix
The 1988 Detroit Grand Prix was a Formula One Formula One (also known as Formula 1 or F1) is the highest class of international racing for single-seater An open-wheel car (formula car, or often single-seater car in British English) is a car with the wheels outside the car's main body ... motor race held on June 19, 1988 in Detroit (strait A strait is a naturally formed, narrowing, typically navigable waterway that connects two larger bodies of water. The surface water generally flows at the same elevation on both sides and through the strait in either direction. Mo ..., Michigan Michigan () is a state State may refer to: Arts, entertainment, and media Literature * ''State Magazine'', a monthly magazine published by the U.S. Department of State * The State (newspaper), ''The State'' (newspaper), a daily newspaper .... It was the sixth race of the 1988 Formula One season The 1988 FIA Formula One World Championship was the 42nd season of FIA Formu ...
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